Kōrero: Large forest birds

Kōkako on a branch

Kōkako on a branch

Kōkako don’t fly much – instead they run on long legs and make gliding hops. They need multi-tiered, diverse forest with horizontal branches that provide a staircase from one level to the next, so they can search for food – insects and grubs, fruit, nectar and leaf buds.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031416
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Kōkako', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10589/kokako-on-a-branch (accessed 7 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015